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Research Associate

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Santa Monica, CA
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Full time
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Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Research Associate (Antibody Production)

6 months with a possibility to extend

Astellas - Santa Monica, CA

The purpose of this 6-month position is to produce antibodies using stable and transient CHO cultures and other production cell lines in controlled small bio reactor systems such as stirred tank or wave as well as in shake flasks. The antibodies produced support biotherapeutic drug development.

Duties include:

  • CHO cell culturing and transfection for the production of recombinant proteins
  • Stir tank bioreactor operation and optimization for the production of recombinant proteins
  • ELISA and/or Octet quantitation of antibodies
  • Hybridoma cell culturing for the production of antibodies
  • Metabolite bioanalyzer/ cell counter maintenance and operation
  • Keeps current with published literature to increase knowledge and stay up-to-date with relevant developments in the scientific field
  • Develops specific protocols and writes WPI's or SOP's according to Company Guidelines


  • B.Sc./M.Sc. in Cell Biology or Bio-chemical Engineering or a related field
  • At least 2 to 7 years of post-graduate experience in antibody production or a closely related field.
  • Bioreactor optimization and operation for the culturing of recombinant CHO cells.
  • Familiarity with small and large scale transient, recombinant antibody and/or protein production as well as stable CHO (or similar) cell line development.



  • ELISA and/or Octet quantitation of antibodies
  • Flex® Bioanalyzer maintenance and operation.
  • Harvesting and clarification of 10-40 L scale cell cultures.